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  • September 10, 2013
  • • 19:00
  • • Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju
  • Referee: M. Tojo
  • • Attendance: 40723
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South Korea - Croatia Preview: Hong's men seek revenge

South Korea - Croatia Preview: Hong's men seek revenge

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The two sides met back in February, with Igor Stimac's men coming out on top thanks to a resounding 4-0 win, but a swift rematch gives the hosts an opportunity to do better

South Korea will go in search of revenge when they take on Croatia in a friendly on Tuesday.

Igor Stimac's side thumped the Taegeuk Warriors the last time that the two sides clashed back in Februrary, powering to a 4-0 win at Craven Cottage thanks to goals from Mario Mandzukic, Darijo Srna, Nikica Jelavic and Mladen Petric.

However, South Korea have since qualified for World Cup 2014, with the 2002 semi-finalists progressing to the tournament in Brazil despite a 1-0 defeat to Iran in their final game in June.

Hong Myung-Bo's side will also have home advantage on their side for the game at the Jeonju World Cup stadium and face a Croatia team that has struggled for consistency in recent times.

Stimac's charges are five points adrift of Belgium in their qualification group and appear set to face a play-off for a place in the finals after their 1-1 draw with Serbia on Friday.

That result made it just three wins from six for Croatia, with a defeat against Scotland - who have already been eliminated from the World Cup - in June underlining their current problems.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Korea Republic

Croatia

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Korea Republic KOR
Korea Republic Korea Republic
Draw
Croatia HRV
Croatia Croatia
26%
69%

Top 3 Predictions

Korea Republic KOR
0 - 2
Croatia HRV
Korea Republic KOR
1 - 2
Croatia HRV
Korea Republic KOR
0 - 3
Croatia HRV

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